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nature turned up the oven to roast here in maryland and all along the east coast. temperature records aren't just breaking, they're popping. as the mercury flows past 100 in many parts of maryland. good evening, i'm kelly swoope. the heat headlines are remarkable. a record at bwi today, 105 degrees. and just think, a couple of months ago it was a record snowfall. now, not las vegas, not phoenix, but frederick was among if not the hots spots in the entire country today, a scorching 106 degrees. and csx which owns the tracks which carry the camden line cut the speed of commuter trains in half because the extreme heat can cause the rails to bend under pressure. >>> maryland is broiling again. and more looks to be on the way. wyatt is here with the first forecast. >> after record smashing heat across maryland today i wish i could tell you things are about to let upment we'll see relief tomorrow. it's not going to happen. we'll see just as much heat, a carbon copy. let's take a look at what we're seeing right now. we just dipped below 90 degrees in dc and baltimore, very, very hot evening
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
states. now he's coming back to his maryland home. tonight, those who know him are speaking out. >>> hello everyone i'm vic carter. here's what people are up to tonight. it's believed to be the biggest spy swap with russia since the cold war. and a maryland man is in the center of it. the first time he's been back on american soil in more than a decade. new at 11:00, kelly mcpherson has the latest on a story that has captured international attention. >> reporter: some of the people who live in this cock y sville neighborhood knew that a former colonel from the isb and as the story broke, they were hoping to hear his name as one of those released. after serving seven years of an 18 year sentence in russia, alexander saparosky is coming back to this neighborhood. >> i consider him to be more of an american hero than a spy sort to speak. >> reporter: many marylanders know the story how the -- how he turned in hanson. >> i consider him to be more of a hero. >> reporter: the cia and russian intelligence broker the tarmac during a time when the two countries are mending relations. >>
on her body. >>> a potomac, maryland teen says she enticed a car salesman with sex in order to lead him down a math where her boyfriend hit and killed him with a shovel. that investigation came out as emily geller pleaded guilty to first-degree murder yesterday. she faces up to 25 years in prison for killing 57-year-old alley. >>> police need your help to find an accused child predator. officers believe a man resembling this sketch assaulted a 7-year-old girl on sunday. it happened in the 3600 block of columbia park in arlington. the girl was in the small play area outside of the business when a man pulled her in the play house and assaulted her. the mother was inside the laundromat when the incident happened. if you have seen this man or have any information about the crime, call police. >>> the washington redskins get back to work today as training camp starts this afternoon. while the off season was consumed with the albert haynesworth saga, the defensive tackle reported on time and he tried to make up with his teammates. >> reporter: on thursday, the curtain goes up on shanahan's fi
and in to western maryland now. let's switch to doppler real quick. southern pennsylvania, western maryland we have light showers at the moment. this is the line we will watch. back on the computer, temperatures are running at 80, a warm muggy morning. some 70s out there. cumberland you are the warm spot at 81. looking at the day at a glance, 84 by 9:00. 90 by noon. mostly cloudy and showers and storms by then. upper 80s for 5:00 as the showers and storms pull away. some of the storms, especially south, could be strong to severe. patranya bhoolsuwan is watching the roads. >> as you heard howard said scattered showers later on today but the road is right now dry. in and out of the beltway no major problems reported. just the traffic lights are out in montgomery county. let's switch to the live camera. 95 north no problems. on the beltway in virginia between braddock and i-66 as we switch over. no big problems on the west side of the beltway. good morning, maryland. on i-270 this morning heading down south from father hurley to split no problems, as well. and 95 and bw parkway as we
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
iii of annapolis, a registered violent sex offender in maryland. and his involvement with four young teenagers girls. he had developed a relationship with one of the girls on myspace. on july 7, mace and arrange to pick up the girl and three of her friends in dundalk. police say he then drove the girl's back to this home in the 1500 block of st. margaret's road in annapolis were you dropped off three of the girls and took the fourth, a 13-year- old, arrau -- out to get some food. police say he had sex with the girl in his car and then at the home when they got back. one of girls got scared and texted her parents. >> she subsequently began text messaging a family member. that family member immediately contacted baltimore county police. >> friday, 11 news went to the home which is not mason's residents to find out more. police say to acquaintances of his were there at the time but were not arrested. >> my name is lowell melser work with wbal-tv in baltimore. i just want to know if you could comment -- >> no answers there. we receive the same treatment at another residence. >> we unders
him of violating maryland's wire tap law. >> the trooper asked him if he was recording. and he said no. >> you shouldn't be pross cuted for videotaping. >>> when a policeman arrests someone, that's a public act. >>> i've got letters from delegates. saying, take a look at this. >>> to get a better reading, ask the attorney general's office for advice. it may not locally require any electronics. >>> it also advises that the conversation is not likely to be considered a private. >> there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in those circumstances. >>> if you're going to have a law on the books, i'm going to go forward. >>> violating maryland's wire tap laws comes with fines. >>> a rough commute home for drivers. sky eye chopper 13 was over perry hall. a truck struck the front of the car and tipped over. one person had to be rescued. no word on the extent of that more person's injuries. but the road was shut down as police investigated. >>> an accident caused that road to be shut down for a period of time. at least eight people were involved in that wreck. one person had minor injuries.
. >>> maryland congressman helped break ground on two new schools going up in maryland. they will get a renovation and a new building. the upgrades will run about $ 1 million. >> students, you have earned it. your principals and teachers, you are the 90 percentile in the state of maryland as far as how good you are. that is fantastic. >> as part of the ground breaking, a tree was planted in memory of jaden dillon, a first grader who was killed in a car crash in may. the family and community says although he's gone, they are making sure his memory lives on forever. construction is scheduled for completion in three years. >>> here she is. 2010 miss teen usa pageant. her name is tammie crawford. she won this weekend. she's the first marylander in the pageant's history to win the crown. congratulations to her for representing the state so beautifully. >>> yesterday's weather was stormy. >> we did have some rough storms last evening, but it cleared out quickly. much cooler last night. today drier and cooler and just some nice summer weather. we have been waiting for it. 90 was your guaran
, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm peggen pringle and it is friday. there was a cooldown yesterday. you were talking about yesterday, now this, i can deal with. i thought, i can't. >> i don't remember that. [ laughter ] >>> meteorologist, justin berk here. >> was i talking weather? >> yes. >> high 90s definitely that string of hot weather will start to taper off. we'll do so more so over the next couple of days. one thing you will notice is we are starting to talk about some rain and we desperately need rain as drought conditions and building all that heat. no storms will do that for new july. a coastal storm movessenland, makes it more humid today and developing showers and thunderstorms becoming more widespread over the next couple of days. one thing i want to point out to you right now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have noticed showers in northern and sections of carroll county. we have a band pushing around the bay near aberdeen. it's possible we could have sprinkles around the bay this morning. really, the storms we expect to develop will be this afternoon and becomi
half. those happen to vehicles running with lights lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonigh
earlier this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
of a big rally in washington today. but right now we begin our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> good morning. we are looking similar to the last few days in maryland where it is hot and sticky with more thunderstorms here and there, especially this afternoon. looking at things this morning relatively quiet. western maryland seeing a couple of showers this morning. as we start in the 60s and 70s and will climb to the 80-degree mark or so by 9:00 a.m. through midday, the chance of thunderstorms start to increase from west to east to the lunch hour. well though the 80s to 90s. highs topping out low 90s in spots this afternoon with a threat of a thunderstorm or two. >>> a couple of cameras focusing on maryland traffic. we begin with a live shot at quince orchard and clopper road. drivers are stopped at the light. overall no problems to report out this way. as we shift things over to georgia avenue and viersmill looks like the same situation. nice and quiet. and finally all aboard, we are flying over 50 westbound from the bay bridge to bowie toward washington. loo
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have l
back out to leonardtown maryland to check in with tony and allison. good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much. once again this morning we are in leonardtown, maryland, in st. mary's county. we are kindly joined this morning by the mayor, she's been mayor for years, jay norris. and everybody calls you chip. and we've all been saying it's a charming town and with some of the nicest people we've ever met. >> that's nice to say. i know that. i grew up here and my wife group up here. >> we were talking about how picturesque here. it wasn't always like that. this town went through a valley before it got back to up to the peak we are today. homeless tents where we sit some years ago. >> unfortunately that's true. the town was established in 1708 and it's hard for people to imagine in today's world but it was established because it was the center of the county, it was established for the courts and also established because it's a deepwater port. but it has been around for 250 years. and things changed the town, one was the pax river and the orange thing, and i think the bi
you, devon. hope you are off to a great thursday, right now, finding issues in maryland and virginia. take a look outside at 270 and 109. an accident off to the left shoulder has the driver approaching the scene. hopefully, it will be cleared out shortly. as we return to the maps, we zoom into the bethesda area. this is where we have a downed tree. right now, southbound massachusetts remains closed. no lanes are passable at little falls parkway, so to get around this, you will want to use river road. northbound pennsylvania, approaching the capital beltway. still using the left lane as an accident investigation continues. 95 in virginia. no incidents, no accidents, but it looks like the delay is starting to set in. it is building and again between 77100 and the back road. back to you. >> at the top of the hour, pat yourself on the back, you live in the best educated region in the nation. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live outside of american university to tell us why we are so smart. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: we are feeling good. this is based on 2008 cen
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
conference is performance evaluations. how does this ideas it with administrators? it is called the maryland principles academy -- two days of trading designed to help new principles build leadership skills. they also get to share what they have in common, which was the case for these two principles. >> what battles do you tackle first? that's something i would like to ask. >> develop a vision or a signature connected to your community because the community will be the ones who allegedly support you through your mission. >> the state costco- superintendent shed light on a new evaluation program. here's what is being proposed -- 50% of the principles evaluation will be based in part on things like planning, preparation and professional responsibility. the other 50% would be based on student growth with a 30% of the input coming from the state and remaining 20% from the local school system. >> all of us are accountable, but the principle is the instructional leader. i have never been to a great school that didn't have a great principle. >> it's a proposal getting early support from some maryla
with the temperature gun, there. but frederick maryland was so hot, up there was needles, california for the hottest town in the nation. it'll still be a scorcher, another hot day. keep that bottled water handy and stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. reporting live in rogers forge. >> she never sweats, you ever notice that? she never sweats. >>> find help beating the heat with our hot weather guide, go to abc2news.com and check under the weather section. the guide includes the latest forecast and tips to keep you cool and healthy as temperatures continue to rise. >>> topping our look at news around the nation, arizona versus the united states. arizona's tough new immigration law is being challenged in court by the obama administration. unauthorized visitors or citizens. supporters say the government is to blame for neglecting problems. >> 4-year-old alyssa mayor has been found safe near st. louis, but investigators want to know where the kidnapper is that took her. the young girl was taken from her front yard monday night. her brother said a man in a black car took her. >>> we ha
a focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> fairly quiet morning but i want to start with live doppler 9000 hd across montgomery county. we have a couple of light sprinkles between rockville and gaithersburg east of 270. and poolesville and dickerson. on the weather computer, we are expecting a chance of showers and storms across maryland today. some could be strong to severe. we start fairly quiet with isolated stuff this morning. quickly to 80 by 9:00. even lower 80s in southern maryland. lunchtime, northern and western maryland chance of showers and storms upper 80s and we will get to the 90s before the afternoon is out. >>> we have been watching it all morning and it is likely to be with us throughout the rush. the water main break situation that has northbound drivers on silver hill road diverted to on to royal hill plaza. drivers will lose the left lane because work on this. 270 southbound, everyone is still moving at speed. very nice from germantown road to the split. the time is nine minutes after the 6:00 hour. hope you are off to a grit wednesday. we'll be r
degrees. frederick, maryland, 72 degrees off to the east. oweship city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we do have some mist out there. -- ocean city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we'll see some clouds build in later on today and those clouds could bring with them a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the latter part of the day. our typical high would be 89 degrees. we will again top that, 93 is what we're looking for downtown. more sunshine in the early part of date than in the latter part of state and a chance of some thunderstorm activity here and there during the course of the afternoon. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. more coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with lauren once again with our traffic. >> we've got a new accident reported as you travel southbound on 95 in virginia. let's head out there. 95 south at lorton, it is right on the exit ramp. you are actually able to get by on the ramp. you can see here we do have police on both sides. you are able to get by in the center of the ramp. not
a little bit of thunder in the panhandle of west virginia and in western maryland. those are drifting to the east and southeast and may be moving closer to the shenandoah valley and perhaps into washington and frederick counties in maryland over the next hour or so. right now, we don't any storms or severe weather in the region. right now, 90 degrees at national airport. it is in the upper 80s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we have the high humidity. the dew points are in the low to mid-70s, sweltering humidity. hagerstown the a90 degrees as well. some of the storms could begin to pick up in intensity in the next hour or two. out of the mountains behind the front out in the ohio valley, temperatures are in the 70s right now. over the last 12 hours, that front is now just beginning to move into the mountains and slight risk of severe weather in this yellow zone. much of virginia, the district, most of maryland under a slight risk for damaging winds between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. as highs reach the low to mid-90s before that. after that, lower humidity movers in. details on friday an
in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affected locations four times a week. >> i'm just
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
the officers will be sworn maryland special police officers with the ability to make arrests and use force when necessary. the school says it's is only program of its kind in this state. >>> baltimore city police want to know why an officer ignored an order to stop a high speed chase that left a man dead. nine-year veteran officer timothy bale is suspended while the department investigates the incident from over the weekend. officials say bale spotted a motorcycle driven by haynes hal oh way listed and began pursuing him. he was told over his radio to end the chase but apparently did not. he ended up hitting the motorcycle near the delaney valley road exit on 695 killing will eye stop, late today state police got a warrant to comb over both the motorcycle and bale's vehicle. >> baltimore county firefighters believe that a faulty water heater is to blame for a fire that hit several homes in a dunn doc neighborhood. the people living in the three homes made it out alive thanks to buddy. a 5-year-old german sheppard. she is credited with barking to alert neighbors to the flame the homeowner kim ro
southbound maryland 396. that road is currently closed at little falls parkway. >> the washington, d.c. region has just been ranked the best educated metropolitan area in the country. according to a new report released by the brookings institute. kristin fisher is crunching the numbers live for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this study is based on 2008 census data from the top 100 metropolitan areas in the country. once again, what do you know? washington, d.c. is home to the smartest people in the entire country. not boston, not seattle, not san francisco, us. we'll break it down by the numbers. this is a list of the top 5 metropolitan areas what do you know, number one, washington, arlington, that entire dc metro area comes in at 47% of adults with bachelor degrees. so that means half of washingtonians have college degrees. numbers 2, 3, and 4, bridge port, connecticut, san jose and san francisco, clock in at 33, 34%. and you might think it would be higher up on the list. boston, cambridge, massachusetts, at 42%. i should point out that the washington area ranks numbe
on the roads to and from the beach, also out to western maryland. they are not just trying to catch drunk drivers and speeders. this year, this he will be looking for drugged drivers. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination can mean more crashes. so state police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends mean more traffic on the road, more violators of the law, more speeders trying to reduce their travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also a lot nor drugged drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers about you the drugged driving. drugged driving play a large role in crashes. >> 34% of motor vehicle crash victims admitted to a maryland trauma center that they tested positive for drugs only. only 16% tested positive for alcohol. >> reporter: if you realize you should not be driving and don't want to be stranded overnight there's tipsy taxi each day from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. you can get a free ride. >> yellow cab will send
on the beltway in maryland or virginia. 95, 395, checking in great. 66, as you head inbound, no delays reported fair oaks looks good. little bit of volume, everybody moving at speed at this point. no accidents or incidents to report. we have an accident reported in montgomery county and silver springs. fenton at new york, watch out for that. check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> to our big story this friday morning it's the news that residents along the gulf coast have been waiting for. bp has finally put a stop to the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico. did it by capping the well. this crisis is still far from over. >> a look at the notorious spill cam says it all. the cloud of crude gushing in to the the gulf is gone. the question is will the cap hold without creating bigger problems. a sigh of relief along the gulf coast for you at lase. the ruptured deep sea oil well stopped gush for first time in three months. the company is conducting tests for the new con tapement cap. if everything goes according to pran, bp can continue the choke off the leak or at the very least send oil up to
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
. since the opinion is based on a 1952 law, marriages before then are not affected. >>> a maryland family raises concerns about a cancer cluster. >>> and this morning police in california are trying to keep rioting over a popular court verdict under control. >>> and this morning there's jubilation in one nba city and disgust in others after league mvp lebron james announces where he will play next season. we'll be right back. you are watching 9 news now. this is unlike any car you've ever seen before. this is power with efficiency. this is an interior that exceeds even the promise of the exterior. this is the all-new jaguar xj. the stunning result of taking a very different road. >>> welcome back. making your way to the district, notice the nice and quiet commute. hey, let's keep it that way. we have more traffic coming up. stay with us. >>> in the news now, police in oakland, california -- california have been making arrests all night long in an effort to quell rioting in the city them protester i don't see upset over the involuntary manslaughter conviction for a transit police officer w
. in the mountains, 75 degrees. gorgeous sunshine here in the heart of central maryland, 86 degrees. a little breezy. it will feel quite comfortable. one of the few nice days a week have had for july. only a few days this month have been below 90 degrees. 85 degrees on the shore. we have a small craft advisory until noon today. consistent out of the north at 20 knots. we may reach the normal highs today. we will be around '85 or '86. we will be in that range downtown. the record, we are nowhere near that today. clear skies tonight. 60 in the outline areas. 66 downtown. we had this nice front that moved through last night. cool air collided with the warm humid air mass. eventually, it will move off shore for sunday. we could see some showers and storms by sunday. a great 48 hours. sunny today and mostly sunny tomorrow. not humid at all. a good chance of the scattered showers and storms on sunday. the heat and committed the returns by next tuesday -- the heat and humidity returns by next tuesday. >> companies offering to sell your credit card balance is now have a new rule to borrow. they can no longe
in the case of university of maryland. more than two dozen students were arrested. we'll have the details, next on wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> a dead hump backed whale washes ashore in ocean city. i'm mary bubala and we'll have more on what will be done with it. >>> we'll have much needed rain on the way. we'll have the forecast coming up next. >>> as bob just mentioned, much needed rain is on the way and storms are in the area. tim williams has the details in the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, i'm gigi barnett. >> >> and i'm not bob turk. >> no, you're tim williams. >>> well, we're really dry and we're going into the day and we're almost 2 1/2 inches below for the year and totals. if you look out over the horizon, some parts of the area are bright. looking here, we have steady showers moving across the city and up towards the north east. elkton is seeing rain and we're seeing a good bit of showers and thunder up towards perry hall and baltimore's seen steady showers and for the most part, we'll see the clearing throughout t
were hard at work this morning in frederick county, maryland. they responded to a call flames at bowers lumber and components just before 6:00 a.m. the lumberyard is located on main street in woodsboro, maryland. it is unclear what sparked the blaze. >>> david cameron is making his first visit to washington since assuming office. questions about the b.p. oil spill and reports the company pressured british petroleum officials to release the lockerbie suspect are expected to overshadow his trip. joel brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: british prime minister cam reason arrived in washington ready for tough discussions. president obama and vice president biden want to talk him to him about the circumstances surrounding the release of this man. , the only person convicted of bombing pan am flight 103 over lockerbie scotland. some reports say that b.p. played a role in winning his freedom. before leaving england, the prime minister told the bbc if he had been in charge last august, he would still be in jail. >> all i know as leader of the opposition i couldn't have been more cl
. the extra clark added today made room called the writers. >>> maryland's highest court is weighing in to stop a casino in anne arundel county. they will go on -- they will hear arguments on whether residents will have a say to build a casino at arundel hills mall. construction could begin soon if the court agrees. >>> police are on a hunt for an ei found the. --iphone thief. the robber asked the victim for directions on the pawn and snatched it and ran. coming up, three months since the oil started spelling in the gulf and some are bringing the plight over the oil spill to capitol hill. we will explain. get ready for fireworks in illinois in a courtroom for the governor gets ready to go under oath. plus, making her way to jail, lindsay lohan starts her time behind bars. will they keep away break anytime soon? adam caske ♪ [ female announcer ] wisk is about to change the way you look at stains forever. discover the power of our stain spectrum technology in the new red bottle of wisk. coming august 2010. [ female announcer ] wisk is about to change the way you look at stains foreve
. >> frederick maryland is up there were needle california for the hottest in the nation yesterday. live in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> 5:02 right now, if you're looking for a way to cool off, baltimore has announced that city pools will stay open later today and tomorrow, city pools will be open until 9:00. >>> the still is opening more cooling centers, bringing the total to 15. it was five yesterday. nearly 1,000 people visited the cooling centers earlier this year. the baltimore fire department is staffing additional medic units to handle all the calls they've seen. >>> did you see money coming out of your register yesterday? our utility bills will take a hit. bge expects electricity usage to break a record this year. the company offers this tip to save money. for every degree you raise your thermostat above 72, you can trim cooling costs 5 to 7%. >>> abc2 news is working for you this morning to help keep you cool and also help you save money. a new law went into effect this year and it'll be all about your air conditioner. linda sow explains what you need to be aware
you to maryland. 270 southbound, volume is building around germantown road. overall okay to the split. wrapping up with the maps, route 4, 301, route 5, branch avenue, everything is in the clear out here. >>> at the top of the hour we bring you the latest on our deadly summer storm. the cleanup will take a while. pepco is getting help in utility crews from out of town. they are working around the clock to get electricity restored. at last check, 147,000 people without power this morning. the areas most affected rockville, gaithersburg and aspen hill. people in the seven springs apartment complex in college park are out of their homes. the storm damaged the roof on one building and residents tell us the management company isn't helping out. >> at last check 200 traffic lights in montgomery couldn't remain dark. crews are trying to restore those. crews from out of he region are heading in to help the power get back on fast. montgomery county fairgrounds is the staging area for those crews. how is it looking? >> pretty quiet but it will pick up shortly. right now we have 3550 power crews
probably felt that in virginia and pennsylvania. in annapolis and parts of southern maryland, they felt this, maybe even stafford county. >> this is not the first earthquake we have ever had in our region, but they tend to be very minor with very few people feeling them. this 3.6 is much more significant than we are used to. >> is. -- it is. we get one every couple years and they are minor. we get reports, tons of them. this is one of the bigger ones i have seen. >> we did not feel it. some people at the station did. >> i was outside to do our weather segments and i cannot quite feel it. one of our viewers named peggy in middletown, md. woke up her husband to ask what it was anti thought that was the cat jumping onto the bed, but she told him she thought it was really an earthquake. >> we have received funding descriptions, anything from the thought it was a plane crash, to a loud truck driving by, to drilling, because we don't normally thinks earthquake in our area. lisa baden has been taking a lot of phone calls. >> i worry about that cat. sounds like that one needs to go on a diet. f
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
, maryland to pepco headquarters downtown. he said he came here for answers. his power still has not been restored and he said there are five other mains on his street without power, as well. no clear damage in the area. hear what the president has to say to him specifically to ease his concerns and promise that maybe the power will get back on. we will have that part of the story new at 6:00. >> that's the thing he wants most, the power back on. thank you. >>> some frightening moments for a construction worker in northeast dc. the 62-year-old man was operating a heavy piece of equipment to dig a trench when he fell in to a large hole on maryland avenue on captiol hill. it took firefighters about 20 minutes to free him. the worker was rushed to the hospital with serious but what we understand are not life- threatening injuries. >>> federal investigators have ruled the helicopter crash that killed four people last summer was an accident. the ntsb says visibility was poor because of fog when a chopper went down along interstate 70. witnesses say the helicopter burst in to flames after it to
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
maryland. numerous calls have been coming in to police and fox 5 news with people saying they felt a rumbling like a passing train. we are asking that you don't call. we know you felt it. we appreciate the calls that have come already. don't call unless you have damage. so far no reports of injuries or damage. tucker joins me now. >>> just amazing. amazing. we can't describe it. a lot of people probably slept through it. for those of us that were wide awake, we were rocking and rolling. i lived in california for a time. i was in a larger earthquake in 89. it was sharp and very noticeable. almost surprised we didn't have any damage across the area. as you said a 3.6. i want to mention quickly that although earthquakes are rare in washington area they are not unheard of. in 93 we had a form near columbia. as recently as 2008, we had a is .8. >> when you say swarm was that a lot of little ones. >> over the course of several weeks, five or six measured. garnered some attention at the time. they were only the .5, 2.7's. this was a 3.6, which is larger. more widespread. >> the star that
. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >> reporter: for 500 gal
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
. >> hold up high and get a towel. >>> check out maryland. it is a muggy day out here. we have some clouds mixing with the sunshine and we are expecting temperatures today, which will be moving on to a higher priority here than they are now. in the 70s, upper 70s in many areas south. as we head to the 9:00 you are hour get ready for 80s. we will get there quickly. sunshine and a couple of clouds. lunchtime looks sunny in most areas. 92 frederick. 87 across parts of southern maryland. even western maryland, cumberland in the upper 80s and later this afternoon, slight chance of a thunderstorm and in a couple of spots. many highs will be above the 90- degree mark. look at the maryland traffic this morning. here's patranya bhoolsuwan. >> thank you, howard. staying dry out there. my goodness. a look at route 29 an industrial parkway. one of the intersections where i believe traffic lights are still not working and crews are on the scene trying to direct traffic out there. as we heard from kristin, 20 lights are not working. intersections are not working properly here. so do be extra careful. as
of light sprinkles out in western maryland and some of the other radars are indicating that just a few of those are touching the ground. so it's possible there will be a light shower. most of the rain will hold off until the evening commute and during the nighttime hours tonight as this little piece of energy, see it out into central ohio and eastern kentucky, that will move through here late today and tonight and that will give us a chance of showers. and another piece of energy will come through tomorrow and give us an even better chance of -- we need the rain around here even though we got some on saturday, more needed showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. upper 80 -- 80s to about 90. muggy and showers in the forecast for the day tomorrow. much nicer by wednesday, thursday and friday. hot with highs back in the mid- 90s. >> so a hot week. not 100-degrees but hot. >> certainly more than normal. >>> let's look at traffic with julie wright. >> not so bad if you're traveling in either direction at the wilson bridge with the lanes open. inbound route 50, two pickup trucks stopped, causing
. we will bring everyone back on line. >>> we're learning more this morning about a maryland man suspected in the areas infamous mother daughter murders. >>> conditions still pose a risk on metro after yesterdalast ye's deadly crash, what this means the passengers. >>> it is wednesday, july 28, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first we go to adam caskey. >> you'll notice a little added cloud cover. a little will in the atmosphere is causing clouds. you will notice added humidity as well. 71 degrees in leesburg and front royal, 73 in frederick, 75 in arli -- 77 in arlington. 92 degrees this afternoon. we will see the sunshine, but we just have to wait a few hours. 92 is the high temperature. a little above average for this time of year. added humidity. a few isolated late-day thunderstorms. now to lisa baden. >>> it has been complicated on the beltway, leaving alexandria and getting to tysons. there was an accident that resulted in a car fire, after eisenhower avenue before van dorn street. then there was a work zone close to 236, but that should be out of the road nea
people on a maryland highway just over a year ago, has been ruled accidental. the ntsb's new report says it was difficult last july 23rd when the chopper went down. the crash killed the 24-year- old pilot, jeffrey nordawes and his three passengers. >>> rangers are boosting patrols. crews have located the body of 23-year-old quinton robinson, who drowned yesterday morning. baltimore county officials say robinson and two friends went fishing and went under and never resurfaced. rangers want people to know it is illegal and incredibly dangerous to swim in our local reservoirs. >>> three men have been killed in a bombing that killed a johns hopkins doctor and a maryland teen. >> reporter: well, kai, three men have been charged with 89 counts in the july 11th attack. 76 people were killed in the twin explosions in kampala. a somali militant group has ties to al qaeda. the blast shattered both legs of emily kerstetter. a 16-year-old from ellicott city. she's still recovering from a hospital in south africa. and a recent graduate, nathan hen was killed while doing aid. a memorial will be held t
90's's tomorrow. >> beautiful trip in maryland along in4, route 5. nothing on 228. looks good to annapolis on 50. quiet along 270. let's show you the pace approaching hyattstown, that is closest to us. the greenway is open in both directions between reagan national and leesburg. the earlier crash at from dodge ridge is gone. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the washington metro area has the best educated population in the nation. a study by the brookings institute finds 47% of adults in d.c. and its suburbs have a bachelor's degree. that is up from 22% in 1970. if 20% of adults have a graduate or professional degree. >> smarter is a good thing. >>> 5:12, 73 degrees. >>> coming up, apple gets ready to address the iphone reception issues. >>> this could cost $200. >> new calls for the airline industry to come clean about the hidden fees. >>> a revolutionary medical procedure >>> welcome back. in our top stories on this thursday, the oil spill in the gulf is starting to take a toll continually on wildlife. biologists say the oil has killed hundreds of pelicans and other birds on an
immigrants and served as maryland's secretary of state. >>> now to fredrick where right now firefighters are mopping up after a bear of a fire near downtown. check out this video courtesy off sky 9. you see the smoke filling the sky, flames shooting through the roof. this fire broke out around 7:00 at this commercial building near all saints street. a fire house is just around the corner so it only took a minute for the crews to get there. initially they attacked this blaze from inside the belly of the beast. >> once they were in there and inside attacking the fire for 10-15 minutes the fire was just too great and the heat was great and the fire was spreading faster than they could extinguish from the inside. >> hard to hear him but he said the fire was too great. the heat was too great so the crews had to pull back and fight the flames from the outside. at one point as many as 100 firefighters had to hit this fire. fortunately though, no serious injuries reported. no word yet on how it started though. >>> right now hurricane alex lashing the southern tip of texas and northeastern mexico
are getting discounts. this is according to an accounting for which says florida, illinois, and maryland are among three new states offering tax breaks. this will be in the second week of august. a cosmetic company is apologizing for a collection inspired by the town. the collection and the use name like border town and goes tell. a report on durable goods coming out may influence trading today. the orders are expected to show that they gained in june. we did have a mixed bag yesterday. one report showed a jump in home prices. another report showed a drop in consumer confidence. the number of construction jobs in baltimore dropped 10% in the past year. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 73 degrees on tv hill. another check on the weather and traffic straight ahead. >> do you think you have what it takes to play for the ravens? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools should keep students with head lice from attending classes? you can e-mail your response to wate
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